Timken Foundation of Canton Makes $100,000 Grant to PIH Health - PIH Health

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Published on November 16, 2016

Timken Foundation of Canton Makes $100,000 Grant to PIH Health

Grant Supports Purchase of New Siemens SOMATOM Force CT Scanner for PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health is pleased to announce the receipt of $100,000 in grant funding from The Timken Foundation of Canton. The grant will support the purchase of a new state-of-the-art Siemens SOMATOM Force CT Scanner at PIH Health Whittier Hospital. PIH Health is the only hospital network in Southern California to receive grant funding from The Timken Foundation this year.

“It is an honor to receive support from The Timken Foundation which is aligned with our ‘patient’s first’ vision,” says Jim West, president and CEO, PIH Health. “We are eager to bring new medical technological advances to the community and ultimately save more lives, and the Timken Foundation is helping to make that happen.”

The purchase of the new CT scanner will allow PIH Health Whittier Hospital physicians to evaluate organs with greater detail and accuracy which will lead to enhanced care for patients, particularly pediatric and elderly patients. The scanner is equipped with minimal motion interference capability which will enable the scanning of small children and elderly patients who were previously excluded due to their inability to remain still and hold their breath. Additionally, the CT scanner will allow for faster diagnosis and treatment for patients.

The Timken Foundation supports programs that can deliver measurable results for sustainable improvements – just one of the reasons they selected PIH Health for funding.

“The Timken Foundation's major motivation for funding PIH Health was its ‘patient’s first’ vision,” said Patrick Norton, site operations manager for Timken Bearing Inspection in Los Alamitos. “The fact that PIH Health was committed to investing in technology that would expand the level of care to pediatric and elderly patients was a major factor in our decision.”

To contribute to the purchase of the SOMATOM CT Scanner or for more information on upcoming PIH Health Foundation events, please email PIHHealth.Foundation@PIHHealth.org or call 562.698.0811 Ext. 81520.